Households and small businesses impacted by the mouse plague across regional NSW can claim the rebate available through the NSW Government’s $150 million Mouse Control Program by visiting the Service NSW website.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders welcomed the opening of the program for applications, saying the financial impacts of the mouse plague are concerning and the rebate will help reduce the cost of battling the crippling rodent infestation.
“People have spent significant amounts of money on baits, traps and other things to try and combat the plague,” Mr Saunders said.
“I’ve had to do it myself, and I know of people who have gone to extraordinary lengths and costs to keep the vermin at bay.
“Some people have chosen a baiting program, some have stocked up on traditional traps and I even know of people who have purchased more expensive battery-powered traps that shock the mice and can be reused over and over again.
“I encourage local households and small businesses to apply for the rebate, keeping in mind that it can only be claimed once, so it’s best to lodge your claim when you have spent close to the maximum available amount.”
Eligible customers can make a claim for the household or small business rebate by going to the Service NSW website and uploading their receipts for mouse bait purchases dating back to 1 February 2021.
|A total of $45 million is available to the household and small business mouse plague rebate program. Eligible households may apply for rebates up to $500, while eligible small businesses and primary producers may apply for rebates up to $1000.|
For further details about the mouse rebate program, including eligibility and the claims process, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/initiative/mouse-control-support-program.